Ramesh Nair

With a diverse experience of over 24 years, Ramesh’s career has been focused on driving transformational change and delivering real estate solutions to domestic and multinational owners, investors and occupiers across India and South Asia.

As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), India & Managing Director, Market Development, Asia, Ramesh is responsible for the overall direction, strategy, and growth of the India’s business. His key responsibilities include driving long-term sustainable and profitable growth for the company along with developing company’s short-term and long-term strategy.

He also drives business development and key relationship management across Asia to expand our client base and identify new service lines and opportunities to accelerate success.

Prior to joining Colliers, Ramesh was the CEO & Country Head of JLL India where he led a team of ~12,000 diverse professionals in India and South Asia. During his 21-year journey at JLL, Ramesh held numerous senior leadership roles and worked across asset classes such as office, land, retail, residential, warehousing and logistics, industrial, data centres and hotels.

While leading businesses through dynamic and changing growth cycles in the industry, Ramesh consistently produced stable revenue and profit growth backed by building cross-functional teams and capabilities that exceed expectations. Under his leadership, JLL India delivered steady revenues of over USD 600mn.

Over the years, Ramesh has conceptualized and successfully launched many new specializations and enhanced service offerings to clients to ensure maximum market penetration. His core capabilities include driving results, strategic thinking, leading people, leading change, and developing organisational capability.

A strong believer in the value of education, he has been a guest lecturer at prestigious institutes such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Kolkata and ISB Hyderabad.

Ramesh has studied at Harvard Business School, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Kellogg Business School, LIBA and University of Madras.

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